Admiral

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Author: Danker, Sean

Brand: Ace

Color: Multicolor

Edition: 1st Printing

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 03-05-2016

Details: Product Description FIRST IN A NEW MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION SERIES “I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side.”   He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire—a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship’s records confirm he is their superior officer.   Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship’s systems are failing one by one—and they are not alone. Review “A cross between the action-filled suspense of The Martian and the tricky mental maneuverings of The Stainless Steel Rat. Admiral is a satisfying military adventure filled with plenty of science fiction mystery, wrapped in layers of caper-style suspense.”—Jean Johnson, national bestselling author of The V'Dan“A riveting space mystery. A seductive mix of suspense and action.”—William C. Dietz, national bestselling author of The Legion of the Damned novels “A fast-paced and engaging intrigue, with characters the reader will be attached to and root for despite their flaws and faults... The Martian meets Bourne Identity by way of Alien.”—Marko Kloos, author of Chains of Command“A wild, page-turning ride through a locked room mystery on a wrecked starship where nothing and no one is what it seems.  I can’t wait to see what this great bunch of characters do next.”—Mike Shepherd, author of Kris Longknife: Unrelenting About the Author Sean Danker has been writing since he was fifteen. He read entirely too much Asimov in college, and now we’re all paying the price for it. His hobbies include biting off more than he can chew, feeling sorry for himself on Twitter, and telling people to lighten up. He is currently serving in the military on a base in North Dakota. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter OneThere were voices.“An admiral? Is this a joke?” one of the voices said.“It’s the seal. Look at this. I think someone’s done something to it.”“Is he alive?”“This isn’t even our ship.” “He’s breathing. I have him.”I was distracted from the pain wracking my body by a pair of soft lips on mine, and a rush of welcome, secondhand oxygen. The kindness didn’t last. A powerful fist smashed into my sternum.The hand drew back for another blow, but I managed to grab the wrist and hold it. I didn’t need to be hit again.Coughing, I opened my eyes just to shut them again. There were three lights blinding me. I released the wrist, then slowly sat up and groaned. Someone backed away from me. The deck was cold, and the air didn’t taste right.I opened one eye and squinted up. Three people stood over me. Two young women, one young man. They wore only service-issue undergarments. Like me, they must have just come out of their sleepers.I had no circulation in my limbs. My mouth was dry. The world was skipping frames, and my mind was stumbling to catch up. Sleepers were good at shutting down brain function; they weren’t as good at bringing it back. I could feel my heart twitching in a way that I didn’t particularly like, though the sleeper wasn’t to blame for that.I felt like a dead man. I’d had bad wake-ups before, but nothing like this. Apart from a few readouts, the sleeper bay was completely dark. No lights, no emergency lights. Tangled as my head was, I knew that couldn’t be right.The deck was metal, and not especially clean. I could feel an aggressive nonslip pattern of ridges under my palm. That was unexpected.“What’s happening?” I asked, rubbing at my eyes and trying to make myself focus. It was as if I had all the negative effects of ethanol poisoning, but none of its perks. Every part of my brain was struggling except my memory. “Where are we?”The three exchanged looks.

EAN: 9780451475794

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New